Friday, October 24, 2008

A Bushel and a Peck

















{Andrew stuffing his mouth with fresh mini apple cider donuts}

What a fun field trip Andrew's Preschool class went on today. It's apple harvest time up in Oak Glen. We toured a new apple farm. Snow Line Orchard. It's been there for over a hundred years. I loved it. What a beautiful day. Doug, grandpa, offered to take Andrew on the field trip but I was actually was looking forward to going with him and leaving Peter with Him and grandma. I needed a break. Peter has been very cranky all week. What a perfect place to go and get refreshed. The smell of apples, cool air, and darling preschoolers saying and doing the funniest things.














Andrew and {i} learned a few new things:


First new Thing:






















The difference between apple cider & apple juice....Apple cider is pressed and has to be refrigerated and apple juice is cooked.

The second thing:

















Have you ever sang the cute little song...I love you a bushel and a peck???


" I love you a bushel and a peck,a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck, a hug around the neck and a barrel and peep, a barrel and peep and I'm talk'in in my sleep about you......"


This is a song I've sung to my babies. I've always wondered what a peck was. I found out today. In the old days the farmers used certain sizes of baskets for means of measurements. It starts with a bushel, then half bushel, then quarter bushel or Peck....cute.


Now what is a peep???




4 comments:

gina lee ~ said...

peep- slang for friend... :)

and have you ever noticed that there is rarely an apple in apple juice.. strange huh!.. cider is the best... pure sweetness... yummy.. looked like fun..
~g

Ms. Kristen said...

Fun fun!!!

Anonymous said...

You are so adorable!! Thanks for passing on what you learned on your field trip. I've heard that song before and I love it... so cute! I hope you don't mind, Nola, I have been telling a lot of my friends about your blog. It's so cute and inspirational and just makes you feel good. I love you. Carmen.

rach said...

It was such a fun day. You will have to teach me that song so I can sing it to my children